BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) – A jury found a man guilty Thursday of fatally shooting another man after an argument at a Bradenton apartment complex in 2021, according to police.
Shamar Dequez Johnson, 24, shot and killed Cecil Richardson, 26, on Sept. 11, 2021, after an argument in the parking lot, police said.
Johnson and a woman were seen leaving the area after the shooting, police said. The woman was dating Johnson at the time of the shooting and had previously dated Richardson.
Johnson was arrested in October 2021 after being on the run for more than a month. He told police he shot Richardson in self-defense.
According to police, Johnson was sentenced to 40 years in prison.